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Shipping system ShipStation has added support for hosted ecommerce platform Weebly.

ShipStation provides Weebly site creators with the ability to manage and fulfill their orders across various shipping carriers such as USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL and more, all from within the ShipStation platform.

"ShipStation is excited to partner with such a leader in the industry," says ShipStation's Vice President of Marketing Robert Gilbreath. "Weebly customers will benefit from ShipStation's time and money-saving options, and ShipStation will continue our mission to make every seller, wherever they sell and however they ship, exceptionally efficient at fulfilling orders."

The package includes:

  • Free USPS shipping account (worth $15.99 per month), with deeply discounted USPS rates.
  • Automation features to automatically choose the least expensive shipping option based on type of product, weight and geography.
  • Batch printing more than 500 shipping labels at once, wirelessly, from a large variety of thermal or desktop printers, from a Mac, PC, or mobile device.
  • Customized and/or branded shipping and packing label options.

Source: ShipStation

Ecommerce management software provider Jazva will be exhibiting at auto parts show SEMA, to be held on November 1st - 4th in Las Vegas.

Jazva's ecommerce experts will be available in booth 51335 to discuss how the platform helps automotive retailers maximize sales across sales channels and marketplaces, such as Amazon and eBay Motors.

"Automotive retailers can accelerate sales by leveraging multiple sales channels, but manually uploading product listings to each channel and managing large auto parts inventories can be overwhelming and quite tedious, especially when matching unique fitment specification of parts and accessories with specific vehicles," said Levon Shabagyan, the CEO of Jazva.

Jazva is a leading provider of cloud-based ecommerce solutions for online merchants who want to fast-track their ecommerce future and need the functionality to handle high volume B2B and B2C sales, including automated listings, order fulfillment, inventory management, accounting, and more.

Source: Jazva

Amazon, Rakuten and eBay repricing tool RepricerExpress is running a competition throughout October to win six months of free service.

To enter sellers just need to sign-up for a free 15-day trial using code 6MONTHSFREE, then will automatically be entered into the competition.

Existing customers can also enter by emailing RepricerExpress, and extra entries can be earned by sharing the competition on social media.

The competition closes at 14:00 UK time on Monday 31 October 2016, and the winner will be announced the next day.

The prize is worth up to £540 (based on 25,000 SKUs).

Source: RepricerExpress

ChannelAdvisor's annual Catalyst America event will take place March 6-8, 2017 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

The event will offer networking opportunities with industry peers, as well as presentations from industry experts and visionaries to inform retailers and branded manufacturers about the future of e-commerce and how they can improve their online businesses.

"Faced with a challenging and constantly changing e-commerce landscape, retailers and brands are expected to stay ahead of emerging trends," said David Spitz, ChannelAdvisor CEO. "Catalyst Americas 2017 offers industry-leading presentations, educational breakout sessions and valuable networking opportunities that will prepare sellers with the innovative strategies they need to compete and win."

Sessions will cover topics including:

  • Understanding the e-commerce trends of tomorrow
  • Creating the optimal customer experience from brand to retailer
  • Expanding internationally through cross-border trade
  • Reaching customers on mobile, social and next-generation devices

Early-bird registration is $975 until January 16, 2017, and registrations prior to November 15, 2016 are eligible for additional savings of $99 using the promo code VIP2017. More information.

Source: ChannelAdvisor

Small business and ecommerce loans specialist Bitbond is now regulated by German financial regulator BaFin.

Bitbond is the first Bitcoin-based financial services provider to be licensed by BaFin.

Radoslav Albrecht, founder and CEO of Bitbond, said, "Our own licence helps us to fulfill our mission which is to make financing and investing globally accessible. This provides us with a significant efficiency advantage. Other Fintech startups normally rent a licence and by that are bound regionally. We are proud to be one of the first regulated financial services providers in the entire blockchain space."

Bitbond has users from over 120 countries and has originated over 1,400 loans to date. Most of the platform's borrowers are online sellers who sell on sites like eBay or Amazon. Bitbond conducts credit checks based on the revenue data of the merchants.

Germany is one of the few countries where there is a clear regulatory framework for blockchain (e.g. Bitcoin) based services.

Source: Bitbond

Multi-carrier shipping label system Shippo is now available from within warehouse management system Snapfulfil.

Using Shippo's API, Snapfulfil now provides integrated access to global shipping providers such as USPS, FedEx, UPS, DHL Express, and ParcelForce, via Shippo directly from their platform.

"Our partnership with Snapfulfil is a great example of how customers of any size can rely on Shippo to manage their business across many different platforms. With the Snapfulfil - Shippo integration, merchants can now take advantage of lower shipping rates, additional carriers, and native Snapfulfil workflows to optimize their warehouse operations," says Laura Behrens Wu, Co-Founder and CEO of Shippo.

As well as providing a single API to access domestic and international carriers, Shippo also aggregates shipping across their platform to provide volume pricing to their customers.

Source: PR Newswire

Shipping management tool ShipStation is now integrated with hosted ecommerce platform CoreCommerce.

CoreCommere's platform provides user-friendly technology to build an online business and track its growth. Key features include supplier management tools, B2B functionality, and premier customer support and onboarding capabilities.

The new partnership will combine CoreCommerce's service with ShipStation's shipping and fulfillment technology.

Source: ShipStation

Multi-carrier shipping system Shippo has enhanced their shipment tracking feature with additional data.

The Shippo Tracking API gets the tracking status of any shipment with a tracking number, and now provides source and destination address information, the estimated time of arrival and the service level that the shipment was sent with.

OrderCup has implemented tracking using Shippo, so merchants managing their sales through OrderCup can now follow shipment statuses and find historical information without having to go to the carrier's website.

Source: Shippo

Multichannel ecommerce solution Volo has won the Best Product award at the recent eCommerce Awards in London, UK.

Volo won for its new analytics and reporting suite, Volo Vision.

Paul Watson, CEO of Volo Commerce said, "This achievement is a huge group effort and wouldn't have been possible without the continued support of our customers. Working with such exciting eCommerce businesses gives us a real insight into the challenges they face on a daily basis. This feeds directly into every product refinement, new feature and service enhancement we make. This includes Volo Vision."

"Winning this award is an amazing endorsement for an amazing team. We take pride in the way we listen to our customers and create solutions that make a real difference to their fortunes. Our aim is to make selling online as easy as buying online and this award recognises that direction."

Volo Commerce works closely with online merchants and large brands selling across marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon, and Rakuten as well as their websites. The company combines powerful technology with its expertise of marketplaces to drive growth and eradicate the complexity of sales and order fulfilment for retailers.

In 2015, the company processed more than 40 million orders and helped ship 22 million parcels to 196 countries. Customers typically achieve over 50% revenue increase in the first year with Volo and 100% by the second year.

Source: Volo

Amazon product launch service iLoveToReview has removed its requirement for consumers to leave a review, following Amazon's recent ban of incentivized reviews.

Amazon no longer allows sellers to give a discounted or free product in exchange for a review, to protect the integrity of their review system.

iLoveToReview is informing members that they are no longer obligated to leave a review in exchange for a product they receive for free or at a discount, from sellers using the service.

An announcement on the iLoveToReview blog reads, "When launching products in any market (online or not), the practice of giving away or discounting products is common and companies will continue to do it. Even without the review component discounted sales and promotions on Amazon will continue to be a key strategy to increase sales velocity, improve ranking and make full-priced sales."

Amazon have stated that reviews written prior to the policy change are not being removed unless they are excessive, and don't comply with the prior policy.

Source: iLoveToReview

Ecommerce app connector ChannelApe is now integrated with the online marketplace.

ChannelApe's platform helps online sellers grow their businesses through inventory automation and multichannel sales. The platform allows clients to upload several types of data feeds, including XML and CSV, expand inventory through drop shippers/suppliers and open up new sales channels like Walmart and Amazon.

"[Walmart] is a great opportunity," says CSO Jason Depietropaolo, "Can you imagine if you were one of the first sellers on Amazon? It would have a dramatic effect on your sales. We've got a brilliant platform, real customer support and we don't gouge the people who sign on with us."

To see on Walmart, merchants must be integrated through a third-party platform, such as ChannelApe. The platform merges retailer inventory streams and then syncs this consolidated feed to

ChannelApe also aids sellers with the Walmart application process by collecting merchant information, overseeing the application and ensuring that it gets priority treatment once it's been submitted.

Source: PRLog

Inventory and marketplace management tool Ecomdash is now integrated with the online version of accounting tool QuickBooks.

"An Inuit QuickBooks Online integration has been fundamental to our goals as a tool since day one," said Ecomdash CEO Nick Maglosky. "We are all thrilled to add cloud accounting to the laundry list of tasks our software can automate for online retailers."

The new integration will allow Ecomdash customers to push sales orders from each of their sales channels to QuickBooks Online, where the sale will be converted into a QuickBooks sales receipt. The receipt will automatically correlate to the corresponding product in QuickBooks. This process also manages the creation of products and customer profiles in QuickBooks Online.

"We want to allow our customers to save time, scale their business, and drive sales by automating their back-end supply chain. The addition of cloud accounting is fundamental to that offering," said Maglosky.

Other recent upgrades from Ecomdash include support for multi-warehouse selling, integrations to ShipStation and, and a Fulfillment by Amazon inventory integration scheduled in time for the holiday selling season.

Source: Ecomdash

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